What is Telematics?

By: Somerville Auto   |   24 May 2021

Telematics has become a key player in effective fleet management and is now an essential tool for many commercial and government fleets. Essentially, telematics is a method of monitoring cars, trucks & equipment using GPS and other diagnostics to record their movements. Typically tracking through a small telematics device, these movements relay important information about fuel efficiency, driving habits, and general vehicle faults or issues. 


With a telematics company like Geotab, this information is accessible through a fleet management software system that can be viewed on either computer or mobile. Users will be able to view comprehensive telematics reports, and can easily be accountable for the optimization and compliance of their fleet vehicles. 


Ultimately, using the Geotab telematics system provides support for company productivity. Over 3 million vehicles use the telematics platform to:

  • Locate vehicles in real-time

  • Improve overall fleet safety through driving behaviour tracking and in-vehicle driver coaching

  • Identify fuel-saving opportunities by monitoring fuel usage and idling trends

  • Maximize uptime through predictive maintenance features and comprehensive engine health reporting

  • Ensure fleet compliance (ELD Compliant)

Let our team at Somerville Auto show you how simple it is to use Geotab to manage your fleet. To learn more about Geotab telematics, contact Somerville Auto for a demo or learn more about our Geotab free trial program.


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